Jesse ‘Corparal’ Wilson is a multi-platinum, award-winning musician turned entrepreneurial activist
– with two decades of triumphs under his belt. From his recent success as the music producer of FOX
Broadcasting Company’s number one prime time television series Empire, to his catalog of
lucrative brand integrations, Wilson’s ability to build connections through music is unrivaled. Empire
alone has been awarded a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and an Emmy.

This is merely the tip of the musical iceberg – icons like Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Justin
Bieber, and Ne-Yo are just a few who’ve joined forces in the studio with Wilson, creating magic with
number one Billboard-charted singles and albums. Alongside Ne-Yo, his contributions to
international marketing campaigns have proven him an invaluable asset to the Compound
Entertainment umbrella. Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Pepsi have utilized his songwriting on
endorsements to engage broad-spectrum consumers.

Additionally, Wilson is a trusted adviser for organizations who empower the millennial marketplace.
By the age of 15, he earned his membership into the state of New York’s Guild for Exceptional
Children, and was playing in their symphonic orchestra. He now serves as a mentor for The Boys and
Girls Club of America and The Compound Foundation. Wilson brings music programs to inner city
schools, as well as personally instructs at-risk youth, and aspiring entrepreneurs on business
fundamentals. He educates his mentees behind the scenes through his fellow artist and a hands-on
song curriculum they find relatable.

Wilson reads and writes music for the 100-piece Monticello High School Orchestra performances.
As the leader of his Jazz band, he collaborates with conglomerates MTV, VH1, The Voice,
American Idol, and E! Networks to lead millennial initiatives, as they are the demographic on the
rise. His boundless expertise and mantra “History is made every day,” have fueled film endeavors.
Universal Music Pictures positions Wilson’s artistry as a key component in their overall cinematic
experience. He has spearheaded compositions and created entire music arrangements with box-office
hits like “The Best Man Holiday” and “Birth of a Nation.”

Wilson is limitless. Each of his industry endeavors is accomplished with tactical passion and
seamless execution. He is celebrated for his dedication to excellence and his incredible attention to
detail. The numbers never lie and Wilson increases each client’s productivity, making him a
substantial contender in a diverse array of categories. 

By Bianca Alysse Mercado

Image: Compound Entertainment 

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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